# Kindergarten Newsletter

## Up and Coming...

Yearbooks are for sale online now! See the link below.

Apr. 3 College Color Day

Apr. 9 Cici's Night

Apr. 16 Kindergarten Graduation Pictures

Apr. 17 Refuse to Use, wear red

Apr. 19 Student Holiday

Apr, 23 WISD "Roos Read" at Kangaroo Stadium 5-7 PM (see flyer below)

Apr. 25 Cici's Night

Apr. 26 Report cards sent home

May 3 Volunteer's Breakfast 7AM -8AM Curtis Cafe Stage (see flyer below)

## Look what we're learning this six weeks!

Word Study -

We will identify letters as consonants and vowels.

We will identify long and short vowel sounds.

We will use knowledge of letter-sound relationships to locate in books and create VC and CVC words.

We will use our letter sound knowledge to create new words.

We will recognize that new words are created when letters are changed, deleted, or added.

We will identify and use words that name actions, directions, positions, sequences, and locations.

Reading -

We will Identify elements of a story including setting, character, and key events.

We will recognize sensory details.

We will respond to rhythm and rhyme in poetry through identifying a regular beat and similarities in word sounds.

We will describe characters in a story and the reasons for their actions.

We will make inferences based on the cover, title, illustrations, and plot.

Writing -

We will plan a first draft by generating ideas for writing through class discussion (with adult assistance)

We will develop drafts by sequencing the action or details in the story (with adult assistance)

We will revise drafts by adding details or sentences (with adult assistance).

We will edit drafts by leaving spaces between letters and words (with adult assistance).

We will celebrate our writing with others.

Math

We will read, write, and represent whole numbers from 0 to at least 20 with and without objects or pictures.

We will count a set of objects up to at least 20 and demonstrate that the last number said tells the number of objects in the set regardless of their arrangement or order.

We will compose and decompose numbers up to 10 with objects and pictures.

We will solve word problems using objects and drawings to find sums up to 10 and differences within 10.

We will model the action of joining to represent addition and the action of separating to represent subtraction.

We will compare sets of objects up to at least 20 in each set using comparative language.

Science -

We will differentiate between living and nonliving things based upon whether they have basic needs and produce offspring.

We will examine evidence that living organisms have basic needs such as food, water, and shelter for animals and air, water, nutrients, sunlight, and space for plants.

We will ask questions about organisms and objects observed in the natural world.

We will use the senses as a tool of observation to identify properties and patterns of organisms in the environment.

Social Studies -

We will Identify contributions of patriots and good citizens who have shaped the community.

We will place events in chronological order.

We will use vocabulary related to time and chronology, including before, after, next, first, last, yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

We will sequence and categorize information.

We will create and interpret visuals, including pictures and maps.

## Yearbooks are for sale online now!!!!

It's yearbook time again. All yearbooks must be purchased online. The cool thing about purchasing on line is...... you get to customize 2 pages of your very own! Our yearbooks are only \$15.48. So order now!

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## Letter from Mrs. Bratcher

Dear Parents,

Your child’s safety is our top priority, and we would like your help with training students on our new safety response protocol for our school. Please review the following safety signals with your child:

· Lockout! Secure the Perimeter!

· Lockdown! Locks, Lights, Out of Sight!

· Evacuate!

· Shelter!

· Hold!

We would also like for you to discuss playground safety with your child in order to ensure their safety while outside.

· Play nicely with others, keeping hands and feet to self.

· Always remain inside the fence.

· Always follow teacher directions.

We appreciate your partnership in keeping our school a safe place for learning. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher.

Sincerely,

Lorie Bratcher

Curtis Principal